+ Pool is the collaborative initiative of design studios Family and PlayLab to build a floating pool for everyone in the rivers of New York City.


As both a public amenity and an ecological prototype, + Pool is a small but exciting precedent for environmental urbanism in the 21st Century.    The project was launched with the ambition to improve the use of the city’s natural resources by providing a clean and safe way for the public to swim in New York’s waters.  The project is not only a new typology for innovative, ecological architecture, but a prototype in the conception and implementation of a large-scale project from the public of New York, for the public of New York.  The + Pool team is committed to building a project driven by civic, environmental and social good.




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For more information about the project, visit the + Pool website.  



+Pool is part of the Storefront Starter initiative.


 Storefront Starter is a new initiative of Storefront for Art and Architecture that supports innovative and entrepreneurial projects in art and architecture. Storefront Starter is a digital platform of exposure for innovative art and architecture projects that aim to radically transform the built environment. The platform allows and facilitates visionary individuals or groups to financially support innovative ideas. For more information go here